Bangladeshi participant MD. Toufik Elahi Ansari Ucchwas has won the second runner up position on comedy reality show Mirakkel Akkel Challenger Season- 10.
Toufik Elahi Ansari has jointly won the second runner up position with West Bengal's participant Partha Sarathi Batabyalin the grand finale episode which premiered on Sunday.
Contestants Sidhu Hesh and Roshni jointly won the first-runner up position. Duet performers Santanu Mondal and Suvajit Das were crowned the winners of Mirakkel Akkel Challenger Season- 10.
Ucchwas, a young participant from Rangpur, returned from Kolkata a few days back. Currently he is in quarantine in Kushtia.
Toufik Elahi talked with the Business Standard team about his feelings regarding the competition.
"I really couldn't imagine that I would be able to participate in the final round. During the lockdown I had to come back to Dhaka near the end of March."
In the meantime, the lockdown started and after hearing about the finale I immediately went back to Kolkata on 13 April. I prepared for the finals and finally on 12 May the finale of Mirakkeltookj place. And from then on I was stuck in Kolkata for about 15 days. It was my biggest challenge and achievement to reach the final episode.
"My family along with the entire Mirakkel team has truly inspired me to give my best in the competition. I am truly grateful to the show's director SubhankarChattopadhyay, Mirakkel's host Mir Afsar Ali, to the judges and to my mentors."
MD. Toufik Elahi Ansari Ucchwas is currently studying MBBS in Rangpur Community Medical College. Ucchas never participated in competition regarding jokes. Mirakkel is his first competition. The young participant is grateful to his dad for inspiring him.
"My father is a very funny guy. He always throws jokes around during our family chitchats. A lot of jokes that I have told in Mirakkel I have learned from my dad. Everyone learns to dance in a family atmosphere, and I learn jokes. "
Originally four Bangladeshi contestants participated in the programme but among them only three were selected for the final round of season 10. Both Rimon and Rashed failed to reach India and participate in the finale due to the ongoing lockdown and closure of the Bangladesh-India border.
However, the two contestants, Rashed and Rimon recorded a video clip from Bangladesh expressing gratitude to their fans and others involved in the show. The video clip was shown yesterday.
The popular show is hosted by Mir Afsar Ali and has a huge fan following all over India and Bangladesh.